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#81 Smitty


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Posted 25 October 2003 - 07:52 PM



#82 Soton

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:01 PM

Drew, on Oct 23 2003, 10:01 PM, said:

There have apparently been at least six different neurologists who have filed affidavits with the court stating Terri was not in a "Persistent Vegetative State."
As I recall, before the last decision by the judge, there was a panel of five neurologists that studied her condition.  Two appointed by the husband, two by the parents and one by the court.  The two appointed by the husband said she was brain dead, as did the one appointed by the court. The other two said "maybe/maybe not".

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Posted 26 October 2003 - 01:18 AM


At the initial trial in January 2000, the Schindlers' attorney at the time, Pamela Campbell, introduced into evidence a video of Terri made by a friend of her sister, Suzanne Schindler. It was shown on television news, and three doctors who saw it contacted Robert Schindler saying that they did not believe his daughter was in a persistent vegetative state, but that they wanted to examine her to be sure.

Schindler said he took each of them into her room, and they tested her reactions to stimuli. They found she was definitely not in a persistent vegetative state, that she was cognizant and could recognize her family, because when she saw members of her family she would smile and showed signs of recognition.

All three said they believed Terri had the ability to swallow because she was not drooling. The affidavits were sent to probate Judge George Greer requesting him to allow a swallowing test, which he summarily denied.

Greer accepted the affidavits but did not change his mind.

Schiavo was furious that a video had been made of Terri and doctors had been taken to visit her. In response to his demands, Greer issued an order banning further videotaping and any still photography, and a list of "approved" visitors was drawn up. The list was relatively long – over 40 names – but there was a catch. Visitors could only see Terri if accompanied by a family member. This meant even Terri's priest, Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski, did not have normal access to her.

Schiavo and attorney Felos decided that greater controls were needed. In April 2000, they moved Terri surreptitiously from the nursing home that had been her home for six years to the Hospice of the Florida Sun Coast, a place intended for people in the last stages of an illness.

Regulations generally prohibit a hospice from taking a patient who is not terminally ill and expected to live longer than six months to a year. But Felos was chairman of the board of directors of the hospice and was able to arrange for her admission. He resigned his position shortly thereafter.
I bolded the part that is very important, the attorney Felos is on the board of directors of Hospice and got a person into Hospice that wasn't terminal??!!!  Conflict of interest much?

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